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To post a report please email your name, hometown, photos, location information, and the content for your report to fishingreports@dnr.state.md.us. All information is optional, but encouraged.

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There will be a 2013 end-of-year random drawing from angler's participating in any of the Volunteer Angler Surveys. We encourage anglers to continue to report snakehead catches through the Inland Freshwater survey in addition to their Angler's Log submission. The information helps our biologists better understand the various species and water systems they utilize.

Maryland Fishing Challenge Logo showing striped bassA new component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge includes invasive species reports submitted to the Angler's Log. Beginning during the 2013/2014 tournament, Angler's Log entries which include Blue Catfish, Northern Snakehead or Flathead Catfish, at any length in size, will be eligible for up to two prizes via a random drawing at the annual Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Fish must be kept and a photo showing the kept fish is mandatory. Multiple entries are allowed, but each fish can only be entered once. Remember, all invasive species must be dead to be entered and there is no catch and release category. Visit the Maryland fishing Challenge web site to read the complete set of rules.

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  1. Richard J. Scott II, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

Three Generations of Trout Fishermen

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Falls, Parkton

Here is a picture from 3/30/13 at Little Falls in Parkton, MD. In this shot is my 83 yr old Grandfather, myself, and my 18 yr old son. Three generations of trout men. My 10 yr old was with us but out of this shot.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Lewis Adkins Jr, Recreational Angler
  2. Hagerstown , MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

My First Rainbow

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Northwest Branch of the Potomac

My son William went on his very first trout trip and his very first catch in the Northwest Branch by the mill in Adelphi, MD. He fought for 5 minutes and surprisingly I thought his fishing rod would have giving out on him, but he landed this 16.5 inch Rainbow.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Mike Hoffman, Recreational Angler
  2. Frederick, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 4, 2013 | Permalink

Friends Creek Golden Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Friends Creek

I caught and released this nice Golden Trout later in the afternoon on March 30th at Friends Creek. I Missed him twice on a Mepps, then caught him on a red and gold roostertail. It was my first Golden and first time fishing at Friends Creek.

Tags: Golden Rainbow Trout


  1. Emidio Ciccanti, Recreational Angler
  2. Parkville, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Beautiful Trophy Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Little Gunpowder

I caught this award sized 26 inch, 10.5 pound Rainbow Trout on 4/2/2013. It was caught at Little Gunpowder at Jerusalem Rd .

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Robert Robinson, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Southern MD Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: Southern
Location: Cosca Lake

On 3/31/13 I caught these two trouts using a black and white rooster tail from the shoreline. I had 8 lb line and light Eagle Claw rod n reel for a reel good fight! Great fishing! Thanks DNR for a great spring break opportunity.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Dave Lyons, Recreational Angler
  2. Glen Burnie, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Large Patapsco Rainbow Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco State Park

I caught this 22.5 in. 5 lb 20 oz. Rainbow Trout at Patapsco State Park.

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Andy Bredesen, Recreational Angler
  2. Forest Hill, MD
  3. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 2, 2013 | Permalink

Big Golden (Rainbow) Trout

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Rocks State Park

My son, Carson Bredesen (age 12) caught this beautiful Golden Trout on March 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm at Rocks State Park in Harford County, near the St. Clair Road Bridge. The trout was 8 pounds and 22 inches, and caught on a spinner.

Tags: Golden Trout, Rainbow Trout


  1. Ed Adams, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 1
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Posted on April 2, 2013 | Permalink

Happy Trout Fishing

Type: Freshwater
Region: North Central
Location: Deer Creek

I went out pretty late Saturday for some trout fishing up Deer Creek. (Thank you DNR for stocking) Not expecting a lot since it was teaming with fisherman of all kinds due to open season. I was very impressed that the trout were not all completely spooked by the time I got to my spot. With thousands of different baits being tossed at them, I found that yellow cheese power- bait worked the bestů I caught 4 in 4 hours and had a great time walking the riverů Great Times!

Tags: Rainbow Trout


  1. Jesse Snyder, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 2
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Posted on April 1, 2013 | Permalink

Trout Fishing on the Patapsco

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patapsco River

I had a very cold, but also very enjoyable opening day for trout on the Patapsco River. Sub-freezing temps did not stop the diehards. The light shined (barely) over the trees, and the bite was on. Good time, good friends, good fishin'.

Tags: Rainbow Trout, Golden Trout


  1. Danny Villanueva, Recreational Angler
  2. Total Reports: 6
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Posted on April 2, 2013 | Permalink

Opening Day Monster

Type: Freshwater
Region: Central
Location: Patuxent River in Laurel's Waterfront Park

I fished Waterfront Park near historic Laurel on Saturday morning with my Son, Neil Villanueva. The trout fishing was hot in the morning hours and we quickly caught our limit.The trout were all nice sized and I caught one that was about 16 inches. We were also there to witness a fellow angler who was fishing the same pool, catch the biggest trout we have ever seen before, a Rainbow Trout in excess of 10 Pounds!

Attached is a photo of the unidentified angler who caught this incredible Rainbow Trout. We were both fishing the same pool on the Patuxent when this fish hit his 4 pound test line. After about 10-15 minutes of battling the fish, I was thinking that this guy had caught a big Carp or maybe a Catfish. When I got a first glimpse and realized that it was a trout I almost fainted!

Of course no trout fisherman would have a net that could accommodate such a big fish, but this patient angler was able to finally wrestle the tired fish on to the gravel bank after chasing it into the water. Me, as well as some of the other anglers who were fishing nearby were stunned when we saw this fish out of the water. This fish was clearly well over 10 Pounds and was at least 27" long when we measured it. This fellow said he would be posting his catch onto the Angler's Log. I hope that he got it weighed right away because I think we might all be surprized of it's true size.

Q: Did DNR stock a fish this big in the put and take areas, or did this one somehow survive and grow to this enormous size.

A: The monster trout was stocked by DNR personnel this spring. Based on the photo the stocking crew believes the fish moved upstream about 300 yards.

Tags: Rainbow Trout

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